The 3rd IGDA Game Design SIG AMA in conjunction with the National STEM Challenge focused on game writing and featured game development questions from mentors and students from around the United States.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider wants to help players dive into Lara Croft's character, but its developers say it's not commentary. How do developers sell emotionally risky games to the world?
An in-depth look at how the Axe Recall mechanic was built in God of War.
This week's highlights include an attempt to archive key Flash games, a deeper look at Valve's upcoming Artifact, and a super-deep oral history of Panzer Dragoon Saga, among others.
A step-by-step breakdown of my final scene composition iteration process for environmental lighting, effects, clouds, atmospherics, and volumetrics in Steel Hunters (in Unreal Engine 4).
Another excerpt from the VCS book, this one covers the early RPG Dragonstomper, which has some amazing features for 1982! Anyone interested in the early history of CRPGs needs to take a look at it.
The mission arc in Six Days in Fallujah went through several drafts. Here's a glimpse at threading the real life events into meaningful paced encounters.
This week's highlights include multiple God Of War interviews, how Budget Cuts moves in VR via portals, and an interview with Super Mario 64's facial sculptor, among others.
The Indiepocalypse happened. Now what do we do?
Back in 2011, the Bowery district was alive and kicking. You will never find a more wretched hub of scum and villainy. This was one of the regions players would bounty hunt aliens in the cancelled sequel to Prey.